Poetry Challenge #84

To Be or Not to Bee

I’m no Hamlet—never played one, don’t live in one—But . . . I do know the beginning of Prince Hamlet’s Act 3, Scene 1 Soliloquy: “To Be or Not to Be…”  And now, if you didn’t, you do too. Thus primed, prompt on fair Prince/ess:

Richard Nordquist on Thoughtco says: The verb “to be” is one of the shortest and most important—yet oddest—verbs in the English language. It is an irregular verb; indeed, it is the only verb in English that completely changes form in every tense. The verb “to be” is probably the most important verb in English.— https://www.thoughtco.com/present-and-past-forms-verb-be-1690359

Below is a list of past and present forms of the verb “to be.” And, just for fun, a fuzzy black and yellow buzzy bee. Write a Bee poem using as many forms of the verb “to be” as you can. One way to begin is to write each form of the word be on a line and take it from there.
Past and Present forms of the verb “to be”:

I am, I was
You are, You were
He/She/It is, He/She/It was
We are, We were
They are, They were
And if you want to try perfect tense: have/has/had been
Image result for bee cartoon drawing
Be bold! Be silly! Be—gin!

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

*Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 1100 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge, let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.

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